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OS X Service for shortening a URL using your installation of Lessn/ButteredURLs

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This is a text service for Mac OS X 10.6+ which compresses URLs with Lessn or ButteredURLs. You'll need to have one of those running on your own server.


  1. Clone the project
  2. Open the xcodeproj inside
  3. Build (this will copy the service into your ~/Library/Services/ folder)
  4. Activate the service in System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts
  5. In your terminal, type and replace LessnDomain with your domain:

    defaults write com.stevestreza.lessnshorten baseURL LessnDomain

  6. Find your API key on your Lessn dashboard, and add it in your terminal:

    defaults write com.stevestreza.lessnshorten apiKey YourAPIKey


All code in this project is licensed under the MIT license.

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